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Choke for slug use

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by rmeron, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. rmeron

    rmeron

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    What is the preferred choke for slug use, F,IM,M,Cyl?
     
  2. method

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    Modified and looser. Most smooth bore slug barrels will be cylinder or improved cylinder. Not all slugs are the exact same diameter either, they can vary a thousandth of an inch or two, so slug 'A' may prefer modified while slug 'B' prefers IC.
     

  3. Z71bill

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    The reason you use a choke with bird or buck shot is to force the shot into a tighter pattern -

    Since a slug is one chunk of lead - you would want the least restrictive choke you have - normally IC.

    I can't think of any reasons a more restrictive choke would be helpful if you are shooting slugs.

    :dunno:
     
  4. aippi

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    The best choke for slugs is Modified. It stablizes the slug as it leaves the barrel better then I/C.
     
  5. Z71bill

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    Remington - has this little note right on the side of box.

    "Rifled slugs may be fired through any choke: however, improved cylinder will provide the best results."

    If I was going to use slugs on a regular basis - I would test different chokes to see what works best -

    Last few times I shot slugs it was out of my 870 - open cylinder 18.5 inch barrel - I only shot out to about 50 yards - I was surprised how accurate they were - even using this set up -a man sized target would not stand a chance under 50 yards.

    I know some hunters use slugs out past 150 yards - but will guess they use a dedicated slug barrel & are not using open sights -
     
  6. Nutt51

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    Method and Aippi told you right.
    I would never use anything tighter than a Modified.
    You could shoot Cyl., I/C, or Modified. I would bet
    your best groups would be with I/C or Modified.
    If I were picking one choke it would be a Modified
    to shoot rifled slugs for the reason J.D.(Aippi) gave.
     
  7. GoBow

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    For shooting slugs, and only shooting slugs, cylinder or improved cylinder.

    But the beauty of a shotgun is being able to fire different types of shells. Buckshot out of a modified choke will still be on the target past 25-35 yds. And, you can still shoot slugs out of a modified choke without any problems.

    It's all in what you intend to do. Best of luck!